-We each view the world differently. It is filled with an infinite amount of stories for each of us to tell while we create our own visual ideologies-


Bill Mitchell / Daily Sun - Cal Gaines, Tuesday, November 26th, 2013.Helen Keller once said, “life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” As a photographer and videographer, I move through life viewing the world a little bit differently than others. My lens frames the unique beauty of my surroundings. Light and color blend in a kaleidoscope of constantly shifting images. For me, the adventure is finding that one moment that makes others pause and wonder. It’s the adventure of making moments last forever with a single click. The world is filled with breathtaking vibrancy, and it’s my mission to capture as many of those moments as possible.




Award-winning photographer, Cal Gaines, has studied Photographic Technologies at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies

He currently is a freelance photographer/videographer in Charlotte, North Carolina looking for a new adventure.

Honors & Awards

PBS: Public Broadcasting Service American Masters Pedro E. Guerrero – Featured Photograph 2015

Appleton Museum of Art – 1st Place Mobile Photography Exhibition – Pattern and shape 2015

Society of Professional Journalists – First place award for Special Section – ‘When We Were Soldiers’ August 2014

Florida Society of News Editors – First place award for Photo Story – ‘When We Were Soldiers’ August 2014

Florida Press Club – First place Special Sections – ‘When We Were Soldiers’ August 2014

Florida Press Club – First place award for Feature Photo Essay – ‘When We Were Soldiers’ August 2014



Angie’s List – Bella CollinaBelize and Riviera Yacht Company – Brightside EventsCardiovascular Associates of Lake County – Camelot RealityCity of Deland City of JacksonvilleCystic Fibrosis FoundationDeland Craft Beer FestDesignShop Orlando – Diamond Productions – Fun Time Follies – Golf PrideGolfpac Travel KC ProductionsLasso

Orange County Convention CenterPGAPromise Hospital – Questar Productions – RE/MAX Realty Center – Shaka Crew Dance CompanySouth Lake Hospital – Through the Years Vintage Market Villages Theater Company – Zab Thai 





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